Waiting In The Wings

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gypsy Wife - sections 8 and 9

Yes, sections 8 and 9 are together, at least for the moment. I'm not happy 
with the bottom block on the LH side, so there
may be a little time spent unpicking at some point.

It's just getting that balance right, trying not to have
too many dark blocks clustered nor too many light ones and I think
I've failed with the above mentioned block.


I felt as if I'd hit a brick wall with these two sections, don't know why, but I'm
not doing any more on this until the end of next week, maybe the brain
needs a break from gypsies!

I took myself off for a walk the other evening when I was feeling
particularly peeved off with the whole thing, just before dusk the sky was
a delight to see, good for the soul! After that I arrived home
feeling much less stressed.


This was the view as I walked along the ridge looking out to
Rangitoto in the harbour - I've decided to try and take that walk most evenings
just before dusk to blow away the cobwebs!

Hope you're all enjoying your week and your stitching.

Maureen

15 comments:

  1. What a lovely view you have on your walks. Definitely a little cooler in the evenings now though.

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  2. Good to go for a walk and change of scenery and to cool off the things not going as wanted with the quilt.Lovely view!

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  3. a walk and a view like that soothes the troubled mind. I like symmetry, s would struggle to arrange the blocks. Lovely colours, bright and beautiful. Another walk and it will all fall into place.

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  4. Yes, walking is a great antidote to stress! Lovely view, no wond r you felt calmer by the time you got home. The Gypsy Quilt is looking great, such good bright colours and blocks.

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  5. It is beautiful! I think you have good balance on the GW quilt. Try switching your photo to B&W to check the balance.

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  6. What a walk. Such beauty right at your feet. I think the quilt looks fine- you still have more to add. When I looked at it upside down, there was no problem area. I think if you take some time off from it, it will all come together. I could never have done one of these. My head would have exploded.

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  7. Your gypsy is all a-whirl for sure...just beautiful -- rich colors blending so well together...early evening walks are calming. Beautiful view you have...hugs, Julierose

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  8. Taking a walk lets your mind wander with random thoughts and is a great stress reliever. I think it would be hard to figure out which colors and values you need next on that gypsy quilt.

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  9. Funny, I don't see too much dark in your layout. But what matters is that it makes YOU happy! The sky in your photo looks like a Dutch painting, with the soft yellows and dark grays. Beautiful!

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  10. Very colourful! I agree with Debbie, a b&w pic could show if you have enough contrast or not.

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  11. Lovely view, thanks for sharing. Walking always clears my mind.
    Linda's idea sounds good, I'm going to remember that for help with contrast.

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  12. Gypsy Wife looks good to me, I don't see an issue with the balance. And I would tell you if I did! As long as the next section is not much lighter, then all is well. I think a break is the main thing you needed!

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  13. Your Gypsy Wife is such a visual feast. I just love the big spinner block in the top row, and then all the fussy cut flowers are so much fun. And then your view on your walk is spectacular.

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  14. I do like the way Jen appears to randomly place blocks and details in her designs. And I love your lively colors.

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  15. I hope that taking a break helps you resolve this. It has so many components I can see that getting the balance right would be a worry from time to time, but you have a good eye so I'm sure it will all end up fine. In the meantime, enjoy your walks and the lovely view.

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